How NZ uses coal

How NZ uses coal

In New Zealand, coal is used in:

  • Electricity generation
  • Steel-making, and cement and lime manufacture
  • Food processing - South Island production including milk powder,  and other dairy products, meat, vegetable canning, salt, gelatine and dried herbs
  • Heating commercial horticultural hothouses during winter
  • Other industrial process including processing of timber, wool and leather
  • Breweries, including drying of hops in the South Island
  • Heating commercial and public facilities in the South Island including schools, universities, hospitals, museums, laundries, hotels, offices and swimming pools